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Nijinsky (1980)

R 03/20/1980 (US) DramaMusicRomance 2h 9m
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Genius. Madman. Animal. God. Nijinsky.


The film suggests Nijinsky was driven into madness by both his consuming ambition and self-enforced heterosexuality, the latter prompted by his romantic involvement with Romola de Pulszky, a society girl who joins impresario Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes specifically to seduce Nijinsky. After a series of misunderstandings with Diaghilev, who is both his domineering mentor and possessive lover, Nijinsky succumbs to Romola's charms and marries her, after which his gradual decline from artistic moodiness to complete lunacy begins.

  1. Herbert Ross


  2. Romola Nijinsky


  3. Hugh Wheeler


Top Billed Cast

  1. Alan Bates

    Alan Bates

    Sergei Diaghilev

  2. George de la Peña

    Vaslav Nijinsky

  3. Leslie Browne

    Romola de Pulsky

  4. Carla Fracci

    Carla Fracci

    Tamara Karsavina

  5. Ronald Pickup

    Ronald Pickup

    Igor Stravinsky

  6. Ronald Lacey

    Ronald Lacey

    Leon Bakst

  7. Jeremy Irons

    Jeremy Irons

    Mikhail Fokine

  8. Vernon Dobtcheff

    Vernon Dobtcheff

    Sergei Grigoriev

  9. Janet Suzman

    Janet Suzman

    Emilia Marcus

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Original Language English

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